Mark has been at the helm of KEP Print Group since its beginnings in 1979. He invests in technology to ensure we have the correct machines to do the job, and worked to push the boundaries of silkscreen by helping develop ink systems for suppliers. After almost 40 years in the business, Mark believes it is investment in people that is the most important; if you take care of your employees, they will take care of the customers.
Most importantly, Mark’s biggest priority is his family, and they are the reason he strives so hard to grow KEP. He is husband to Anita and proud father to professional racing driver Martin Plowman. In his spare time, you can find Mark watching Gogglebox and caring for 16 alpacas, 5 ducks, and a dog.
Nicole directs all marketing strategies for KEP, including website development, social media, email campaigns, public relations, and print marketing. After more than 7 years in PR, brand development, and marketing, she is a strong believer in first impressions and compelling messaging. A magna cum laude graduate of Indiana University, Nicole formerly directed marketing and public relations for a professional racing driver, managing his image during races such as the Indianapolis 500 and after winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Nicole lives for her Nespresso, the colour navy, and country walks with her husband and her dogs Tucker and Grace. She’s also a part-time lifestyle blogger, sharing her experiences as an American living in rural England.
Head of Online Studio
Andy works with customers to simplify and streamline their ordering process through auto-origination and online ordering. He first came to KEP in 2001 as a Mac Operator and Artworker, having previously served a 4-year apprenticeship in the print industry. Andy was responsible for creating the online ordering system at KEP, and loves learning and implementing new technology that makes the customers’ lives easier.
Outside of work, Andy escapes to the countryside for walks and pursuing a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Director and Company Secretary
Anita founded KEP Print Group with her husband Mark in 1979, and is now the chief account director for major key accounts. Over her nearly 40 years in the business, she has grown KEP from a three-person small business to a company employing 120 staff. Anita knows that what sets KEP apart is that we go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction, and this idea has retained several major clients through several leadership changes.
Anita spends her free time with the most important people in her life, her family. On weekends, you can find her with her husband Mark supporting her son, professional racing driver Martin Plowman at racetracks across the world or caring for her alpacas.
Senior Account Manager
Nicky works with key clients to establish customer satisfaction and implement major point-of-sale campaigns. She has worked in the print industry for over 20 years and completed an NVQ Level 3 in Print Commercial from Mathew Bolton College. Nicky knows each customer is unique and is driven to be sure her clients receive personalised time and attention.
Nicky spends her weekends with her family traveling in their caravan. She enjoys cycling, skiing, and watching motorbike racing.
Joel brings over two and a half decades of print experience to his role as business development at KEP Print Group, where he uses his expertise on all processes of print and production to advise his clients. Dynamic and customer-focused, Joel is responsible for developing established accounts and finding new business opportunities for KEP. He provides an exceptional standard of service to national and local clients through his extensive background in sales, new business development, and account management in the POS and commercial sector.
A proud father to his two daughters, Joel spends his free time running them to various activities. He is a mediocre golf and squash player and enjoys the odd visit to the pub. Be sure to ask him about the only time he let his wife cut his hair.
Jon manages the production team to be sure every job that comes through KEP is done to the highest standard and with the greatest care. He prides himself on the flexibility that KEP and its staff offer the customer; we take on every job and never say never. Jon has 30 years of experience in print, first working as a B1 press operator before being promoted to management.
Away from work, he clears the stress by climbing obstacles and running mud races.
Gary has spent over 40 years working in most sectors of the printing industry from carton manufacturing and print management to commercial print and point-of-Sale today. He has provided global solutions and supply chains to numerous businesses, working strategically to enhance the products and added value services to help clients grow their businesses. After all these years in the industry, he is still excited by being challenged to deliver the exceptional to our clients and talented colleagues.
Outside of the office, you can most often find him at the Champagne Bar at Selfridges, shopping for fine menswear, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Print Finishing Manager
Martyn started his print career in the dark room doing camera-ready artwork (we’ll let you figure out how old that makes him). Since then, he has worked in production running small offset presses, guillotines, and finishing equipment; as general manager of a small print business; and as a client services representative. He credits his time in a customer-facing role to helping him and his team approach the job with the client’s best interest in mind.
Tamworth born and raised, Martyn enjoys watching football, completing DIY projects, and collecting old postcards of Tamworth.
Josh works with our suppliers to negotiate the best possible pricing in order to provide high quality print products for the most competitive rates. As a former screen press and CTP operator, he brings his print knowledge from the factory to the office.
Josh gets his drive and focus from sport. He earned his Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Coaching, and spends his spare time boxing and playing for KEP-sponsored Crown Football Club.
Deputy Finishing Manager
Michael helps manage the finishing department at KEP, having quickly been promoted since he started at KEP just four years ago. He studied electronic engineering at Tamworth College, and his first job was in CAD design where he learned the processes for manufacturing. Michael states that he is fascinated with finishing, as it is a timeless process where all experience levels can relate. He is motivated every day by his supportive team who can handle high-pressure and urgent jobs with ease by working together.
In his free time, Michael enjoys recreational exercise and working with computers. He is also a whisky connoisseur, spending his time tasting various batches of whiskies.